Queen Elizabeth's Cousin to Be the First Royal to Have Same-Sex Wedding
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55-year-old Lord Ivar Mountbatten is set to marry his longtime boyfriend James Coyle this summer.

AceShowbiz - Queen Elizabeth II's third cousin is set to make history as the first member of the extended royal family to have a same-sex wedding.

Lord Ivar Mountbatten, the monarch's third cousin once removed, will exchange vows with his longtime partner, James Coyle, this summer.

The 55-year-old was previously married to Lady Penny Mountbatten, but they separated in 2010 and finalised their divorce in 2011. The former couple shares three daughters - Ella, 22, Alexandra, 20, and Louise, 15 - and remains so close, the groom's ex-wife will be giving him away at the nuptials.

"It was the girls' idea," she told the Daily Mail. "It makes me feel quite emotional. I'm really very touched."

It's not clear if any of the main royal family members will be attending the bash, but it's the latest wedding in their calendar, following Prince Harry's nuptials to former actress Meghan Markle, now known as Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in May (18), and his cousin, Princess Eugenie's October ceremony with fiance Jack Brooksbank.

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